2 0 1 1 A C S N ational C onvention
Constitution at the Crossroads: Progress Imperiled? Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C. June 16–18, 2011
Featured Speaker U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
2 0 1 1 A C S Nat i o n a l C o n v e Thursday, June 16
Dodd-Frank and the Future of Securities Litigation *
Moot Court Finals
David M. Brodsky, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Darren J. Check, Partner, Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check, LLP
Different Ways to Make a Difference: Nontraditional Lawyers and Their Impact on the Law Ruben Bolling, Cartoonist, Tom the Dancing Bug Barry Eisler, Author, thrillers including The Lost Coast (2011) and Inside Out (2010) Seema Gajwani, Program Officer for Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Public Welfare Foundation Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate Eric Liu, Co-Founder, The True Patriot Network Matthew McGough, Author, Screenwriter, including episodes for NBC’s “Law & Order”
Gala Dinner with U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Friday, June 17 8:00–9:00 a.m.
Lawyer Chapter Leadership Session
Christine S. Azar, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP
John C. Coffee Jr., Professor of Law, Columbia Law School Sanford P. Dumain, Partner, Milberg LLP Jay W. Eisenhofer, Managing Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. Jill E. Fisch, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School Byron S. Georgiou, President, Georgiou Enterprises Salvatore J. Graziano, Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP Marc I. Gross, Partner, Pomerantz, Haudek, Grossman & Gross LLP Lee Harris, Professor of Law, University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Barbara J. Hart, Chief Operating Officer, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C. Donald C. Langevoort, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center Saule T. Omarova, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown Damon A. Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO Barry A. Weprin, Partner, Milberg LLP
Text, History and Principle: What Our Constitution Means and How to Interpret It
Sentenced for Life: Considering the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Akhil Reed Amar, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Judge Lynn S. Adelman, United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Joan Biskupic, Author of biographies on Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (2005), and Justice Antonin Scalia (2009); Legal Affairs Correspondent, USA Today
Cynthia Jones, Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law
Pamela S. Karlan, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Pat Nolan, Vice President, Prison Fellowship
Geoffrey R. Stone, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
U.S. Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst for Civil and Criminal Justice Reform, Open Society Policy Center (OSPC) Yolanda Vázquez, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Judicial Independence in Peril?
Privatization, the American Worker, and the Role of Government
Senior Associate Justice Mark D. Martin, North Carolina Supreme Court
Laura A. Dickinson, Professor of Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Justice Richard Neely, Former Chief Justice of the West V